Photos: California drought then-and-now
Photos: California drought then-and-now.
LAGUNITAS, CA – JULY 15, 2014: In this before-and-after composite image, (TOP PHOTO) Dry grasses partially cover a fire danger sign that is posted in Samuel P. Taylor state park on July 15, 2014 in Lagunitas, California.
As the severe drought in California contiues to worsen, the State’s landscape and many resident’s lawns are turning brown due to lack of rain and the discontinuation of watering.
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) LAGUNITAS, CA – APRIL 10, 2017: (BOTTOM PHOTO) Grasses partially cover a fire danger sign that is posted in Samuel P. Taylor state park on April 10, 2017 in Lagunitas, California.
After record rainfall and snow in the mountains, much of California’s landscape has turned from brown to green and reservoirs across the state are near capacity.
The drought emergency had been in place since 2014.
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) California Gov.
Jerry Brown has declared an end to the state’s water emergency following a five-year drought, thanks to a historically wet winter.
Getty Images photographer Justin Sullivan recently revisited areas of California he photographed at the height of the drought, capturing the dramatic changes between the parched landscapes and lush greenery we are seeing today.
View the slideshow above to see a series of then-and-now photographs.